Latest Athlete News

13 October 2021

Latest Athlete News

Less than 6 months to go till the Macpac Motatapu on the 5th March 2022!

You're making a real difference!
We are super proud to support the Queenstown Trails Trust. $7 from every entry goes to the Trust after the event. Not to mention all of the amazing people who donated a further amount upon checkout!

So far the competitors who have entered this year have raised over $2235 since 1st July 2021 and $4658 from donations in 2020 - 2021 that goes directly back into the local trails networks, enabling the Trust to maintain and expand trails in the future.
Thank you all so much for your support of the trail network.

Bike Checks
We will not be requiring competitors to complete a bike check at a bike check store before the event for 2022, however your bike does need to be up to the mandatory checklist standard and it is your responsibility for ensuring it is. Officials can randomly check bikes at any point during the event, any infringements may result in disqualification or removal from the event.
Check out the mandatory checklist here and make sure you are good to go!

Don't forget to make your day easier and book your transport before it sells out.
A reminder to our 2021 athletes that you will need to rebook your transport as this was refunded and not carried over with your entry.
Find all the information on our transport options here.

Marathon Competitors
Just a little reminder that you can't drive to the start of the marathon, so please either book a bus or you can jump on the free shuttle from Mount Aspiring College in the morning! No need to prebook the shuttle from Mount Aspiring College.

Photo Packages
Get your personalised race photos with FinisherPix!
FinisherPix is the official photographer at the Macpac Motatapu and are there to capture every moment.
Remember to make sure your race number is clearly visible from the front at all times and don't forget to smile when you cross the finish line!
Pre-order via your EventPlus account now!

We are almost sold out for 2022!
The last few remaining entries are going quick! We are over 90% sold out for the 47km UDC Mountain Bike and 90% sold out for the 15km Miners Trail!
With the 52.5km Ultra Run and 42km Off-Road Marathon already sold out and the waitlists operational, we are so excited to see you all at the start line come March.

Have a great week and we are looking forward to seeing you down south for Aotearoa's largest off-road sporting event! #Legendawaits